"Nearly all of City College students need financial assistance but only 70 percent receive it."

Highlights / Achievements

Foundation achievements:

  • Foundation grants nearly $400,000 a year in scholarships and program gifts
    • Roughly 250 scholarships, totaling $160,000 are awarded each year to students.
  • Total annual revenue has ranged from $989,500 to $1.2 million in recent years
    • More than any other community college foundation in San Diego
  • Administrative costs are limited to 5 percent a year
  • Nearly all of City College students need financial assistance but only 70 percent receive it, so the Foundation partnered with the College in 2015 to form “Reaching Back to Bring Forward Scholarship Fund” which aims to close that gap.
    • Program is the first of its kind locally and one of the first in the nation
    • Awards “full rides” for two years, covering tuition and books.
  • Number of donors
    • The Scholarship Office has more than 60 active donors
SD City College Foundation Centennial Gala